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Bio: Broke City is a four-piece alternative rock band whose music creates a wall of sound by layering driving guitars, dynamic melodies, and confessional lyrics. Hailing from Salt Lake City, UT, Broke City has cultivated a rabid local following. Their intoxicating and gritty style on stage, coupled wi... See Full BioMore Info
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Headliner: Broke City
Firehouse Bar & Grill proudly presents: ROYAL BLISS with BROKE CITY! ROYAL BLISS Royal Bliss is modern rock with equal parts beauty and tragedy. The band has already been through enough to justify their own VH1 Behind The Music episode complete with addiction, near death experiences, car crashes, and law suits. Hailing from Salt Lake City, Royal Bliss gradually came together after high school when guitarist Chris Harding stumbled into a pizza parlor where frontman Neal Middleton was playing a solo gig. "I told Chris I would love to sing in a band and he invited me to jam with his band at a rehearsal" says Middleton. "That night we instantly clicked and wrote four songs." The next day Middleton dropped out of college and quit his day job to pursue the rock n roll dream. For the next few years Royal Bliss built up a loyal fan base the old-fashioned way--on the road. The band recorded a demo and thanks to their hook-laden songwriting ability, synergy and stage presence they were able to sell over 8,000 CD's on their own. After the initial release of "After The Chaos II" in 2005, The Control Group, an independent record company out of Seattle picked up the record and gave them a nationwide distribution deal. While the band had substantial radio success in the past, the albums first single "Devils and Angels" took them to a whole new level. A number of stations across the US including KHTB/SLC, KZDX/Idaho, KCVI/Idaho, KOMP/Las Vegas, WIIL/Chicago, and KEYJ/Abilene, TX started spinning the track and it instantly became a top requested song exploding Royal Bliss to 1 airplay at both rock and pop radio. “After The Chaos II” sold a staggering 12,000 units and at one point, their album was selling 1 at the Gray Whale music store chain (outselling numbers 2-5 by a combined total of nearly 8 to 1). At that time Virgin Records president Jason Flom took notice and immediately signed them to his new Capitol Music Group Label under EMI in May 2007. The elements of life lie in the process and the adventure, these songs are the result of that journey, a place where tragedy and beauty can exist side by side, where every emotion is valid and every emotion is needed. Such is the essence of Royal Bliss. ROYAL BLISS playlist: http://www.myspace.com/firehousesg/playlists/royal-bliss-1511959 BROKE CITY Broke City is a four-piece alternative rock band whose music creates a wall of sound by layering driving guitars, dynamic melodies, and confessional lyrics. Hailing from Salt Lake City, UT, Broke City has cultivated a rabid local following. Their intoxicating and gritty style on stage, coupled with the gutsy wail of lead singer Joel Pack, has landed them on tours throughout the United States and Canada with bands like 30 Seconds to Mars and The Used. Although their third album, The Answer, was almost silenced due to Warner Bros. absorption of Maverick Records, Broke City persevered, and released it independently to the praise of a following who related to the emotionally fueled record. Armed with both true life and industry experiences, the band adopted the ‘Earn it Yourself’ values of bands like Thrice and Alkaline Trio. Demons behind them, Broke City is currently at work writing and recording powerful new material for possible inclusion on their 2009 release. You can preview demo versions here on www.myspace.com/brokecity. Living by the adage "making memories, not money," Broke City is a musical force of depth and maturity. BROKE CITY playlist: http://www.myspace.com/firehousesg/music/playlists/broke-city-1399041 Firehouse Bar & Grill Announces ROYAL BLISS with BROKE CITY Concert Ticket Pre Sale!! Purchasing pre-sale ROYAL BLISS with BROKE CITY tickets ensures that fans get a the chance to see the show without the risk of the show being Sold Out at the door. If you wish to secure coveted tickets to a ROYAL BLISS with BROKE CITY show NOW, simply go to the FireHouse, talk to the bartender and she will hook you up! There are only 200 tickets per show, so don’t wait to long!! The way things have been going they could sell out! They are only $10 so get 2 and bring a friend... for that matter get 12 tickets and make it a party!
Playing w/ The Recovery, Allred, and Harbor Royale
Broke City Broke CitySunday, April 18, 2010Time: 11:30 PM to 1:00 AMCover Charge: $0.00Ages: All Ages
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